NIRH has a long history of supporting abortion coverage in both public and private insurance, including our 2010 ground-breaking research in anticipation of the anticipated attacks on abortion coverage following passage of the Affordable Care Act. Since 2012, promoting coverage for abortion care has been a priority in its local strategies, and NIRH has supported advocates across the country to work with their city councils and local boards of health to ensure that all women have insurance coverage, whether private or public, for this important health care service.
Current federal policies and a host of copycat state laws withhold insurance coverage for abortion from people who qualify for government-sponsored insurance programs. Since 2012, NIRH has prioritized insurance coverage for abortion care in its local strategies, supporting advocates working with their city councils and local boards of health to ensure that all women have insurance coverage for abortion care.
NIRH, in partnership with the All* Above All campaign, has worked with cities across the country to demonstrate elected leaders’ support for comprehensive reproductive health care for all women, calling on federal and state politicians to reinstate coverage for abortion services. By showing public approval for abortion coverage in their home communities, these resolutions have an impact on policymakers at the state and national levels, who have the power to change the laws impacting millions of women across the country. Learn about attacks on insurance coverage of abortion on the local level.